North Africa and Middle East Tours
Birthplace of several of the world's great religions and considered by many the cradle of civilization, the Middle East is a loosely defined area of incredible variety and dramatic contrasts. From secular, progressive Turkey to mysterious Yemen, the region's long history is on display at every turn, making the region an archaeologist or historian's dream. For centuries a political and religious hotbed, the Middle East luxhas been fought over since the time of Alexander the Great, and every twist of history has left its unique mark, from the varied, mouth-watering cuisine to architectural wonders second to none.
Egyptian Archaeology Adventure (DPEAD)
As you cross the sands into the shadow of the Sphinx, you’re reminded that Egypt is perfect for those that delight in mysteries. Feel the thrill of discovery as you pursue treasures through the halls of the Egyptian Museum and gems of a different sort in the Khan el-Khalili bazaar. In Abu Simbel, witness the glory of Ramses II and the modern engineering that saved it from ruin. Then, for a real taste of Egyptian culture, visit a Nubian village and share a traditional dinner with a local family. Embrace your inner archaeologist and discover the Land of the Pharaohs. Let’s go!
Highlights: Exploring Egypt with an expert Egyptologist guide, Enjoying a traditional Nubian dinner in a local family's home, Learning Egyptian ancient history and archaeology on location, Tasting popular traditional foods in local restaurants.
Wonders of Jordan (DWWJD)
Never heard of Wadi Rum or the lost city of Petra? You’re missing out. These natural and architectural treasures, tucked away in southern Jordan, are but a few of the memorable experiences you’ll be telling your friends about long after you’ve come home. Aided by an expert local guide, this trip takes you from the incredible Romanesque city of Jerash and a dip in the Dead Sea, to the hidden rock city of Petra and the magnificent rock formations of Wadi Rum, the 'Valley of the Moon'. This trip in three words? Timeless, transcendent, tremendous.
Highlights: Exploring ancient ruins and archaeological sites with an expert guide, Immersing yourself in the Dead Sea, Enjoying cooking demonstrations and tasting local speciality foods, Travelling to a desert camp and learning about the ancient Bedouin culture and history.